KATHMANDU— The Indian Newspaper Association has conferred the ‘Kalam Ke Sipahi’ award on journalist and media industrialist Shambhu Pokharel.
Pokharel is the Chairman of the World Trade Group and the executive chairman of Business Television. According to the association, he was selected for the award in recognition of the contributions he made to the journalism sector.
He was honoured with the award at a programme organized on the 24th anniversary of the Association in Uttar Pradesh of the India recently. More than 10,000 newspapers and journalist are active in the Association.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.